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Six Nations: Wales v Scotland off because of coronavirus fear

BBC News Friday, 13 March 2020
Wales' Six Nations match against Scotland in Cardiff on Saturday is postponed amid attempts to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
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Mark Drakeford: Pubs to stop selling alcohol in Wales

Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes across Wales will not be able to servealcohol and must close at 6pm in new restrictions which come into force from6pm on Friday, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. Mr Drakeford tolda Welsh Government press conference that coronavirus was “accelerating acrossWales” and the gains achieved during the country’s 17-day firebreak lockdownwere being eroded.

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No alcohol in pubs in bars across Wales from Friday [Video]

No alcohol in pubs in bars across Wales from Friday

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes across the country will not be able to serve alcohol, and must shut by 1800 from Friday. Indoor entertainment venues - such as cinemas, casinos and bowling alleys - will have to close from the same date, as well as indoor attractions such as museums, galleries and heritage sites. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Johnny Williams urges patience as Wales builds for the future [Video]

Johnny Williams urges patience as Wales builds for the future

Johnny Williams has urged Wales fans to keep their patience and he says thatWayne Pivac’s squad will “keep moving forward.” Wales’ latest defeat – a 24-13Autumn Nations Cup loss to England at Parc y Scarlets – was their seventh innine Tests since Pivac succeeded Warren Gatland last year. It was Wales’strongest performance of a difficult Nations Cup campaign, though, with try-scoring Scarlets centre Williams the stand-out player on only his second Testmatch appearance.

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Six Nations Championship Six Nations Championship Annual international rugby union competition

England lift trophy after clinching extended Six Nations Championship [Video]

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England lift the Guinness Six Nations trophy, having arrived back in the UKfrom Rome. The team picked up their medals themselves during a restrictedsocial distanced cup presentation.

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Win over Italy helps England seal Six Nations title as Ireland lose in Paris [Video]

Win over Italy helps England seal Six Nations title as Ireland lose in Paris

England were crowned 2020 Guinness Six Nations champions on points differenceafter a conclusive victory over Italy propelled them beyond the reach ofclosest rivals France and Ireland. Eddie Jones’ men overcame the rust that hadset in after seven months of inactivity caused by the coronavirus pandemic topost a 34-5 win in Rome that placed them in a strong position to seize Wales’crown.

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Italy 5-34 England: Eddie Jones hails second half performance [Video]

Italy 5-34 England: Eddie Jones hails second half performance

England rugby coach Eddie Jones and fly half Owen Farrell hold a pressconference after the team beat Italy 34-5 in the Six Nations.

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Italy 5-34 England: Eddie Jones and Owen Farrell press conference [Video]

Italy 5-34 England: Eddie Jones and Owen Farrell press conference

England rugby coach Eddie Jones and fly half Owen Farrell hold a pressconference after the team beat Italy 34-5 in the Six Nations.

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Ireland train ahead of France match with hopes of Six Nations title [Video]

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Ireland squad take to pitch for training session ahead of France match with Six Nations title on the line

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Scotland Scotland Country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Nicola Sturgeon confirms first vaccines for Scotland on December 8 [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon confirms first vaccines for Scotland on December 8

Nicola Sturgeon confirms the first coronavirus vaccine doses will be availablefor rollout from December 8, and says the end of the pandemic is 'in sight'.

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Scotland: First vaccines to be administered on 8 December [Video]

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the first vaccines against Covid-19 will be administered in Scotland on Tuesday 8 December, following the approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Sturgeon insists Scots have a ‘right’ to another independence vote [Video]

Sturgeon insists Scots have a ‘right’ to another independence vote

Scotland is a “nation on the brink of making history”, Nicola Sturgeondeclared, as she insisted the country’s people have the “right” to choosetheir own future in a second independence referendum. While Prime MinisterBoris Johnson has vetoed SNP calls for a fresh vote on the issue, the FirstMinister has said she hopes another ballot could be held in the early part ofthe next term of the Scottish Parliament. The question is set to dominate nextMay’s Holyrood elections, with Ms Sturgeon’s party using the campaign to stepup its demands for another referendum. Recent opinion polls have suggestedthat a majority of Scots now support the country becoming independent. And MsSturgeon, addressing the SNP annual conference, told party activists that “thepeople of Scotland have the right to choose their future”. She stated:“Scotland is now a nation on the brink of making history. “Independence is inclear sight – and if we show unity of purpose, humility and hard work, I havenever been so certain that we will deliver it.”

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Coronavirus Christmas rules likely to be tightened in Scotland, says Sturgeon [Video]

Coronavirus Christmas rules likely to be tightened in Scotland, says Sturgeon

Rules allowing people to meet up at Christmas in Scotland are likely to betightened when they are set out on Thursday, Nicola Sturgeon has said. The UKGovernment and devolved administrations have agreed a joint plan to relaxsocial distancing rules over the festive period, allowing three households tomix from December 23 to 27.

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Cardiff Cardiff Capital of Wales

Police cordon following violent disorder in Cardiff [Video]

Police cordon following violent disorder in Cardiff

Police in presence Cardiff city centre after six people were taken to hospitalfollowing violent disorder on Saturday night. One victim is in a seriouscondition with head injuries and three people are believed to have beenstabbed, South Wales Police said.

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Gareth Bale admits to concerns about catching coronavirus while on Wales duty [Video]

Gareth Bale admits to concerns about catching coronavirus while on Wales duty

Press conference with Gareth Bale ahead of the Nations League gameGareth Balehas expressed concerns over catching Covid-19 after playing for Wales againstRepublic of Ireland opponents who subsequently tested positive. Bale’sTottenham team-mate Matt Doherty and Stoke midfielder James McClean bothtested positive after Wales’ 1-0 Nations League win in Cardiff on Sunday.against Finland in Cardiff on Wednesday.

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More than 50 coronavirus fines handed out at Cardiff party [Video]

More than 50 coronavirus fines handed out at Cardiff party

More than 50 attendees at a Cardiff party have been fined for breachingcoronavirus restrictions. South Wales Police were alerted to the largegathering at a halls of residence on Friday November 6, and found musicblaring and dozens of people inside.

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Cardiff city centre very busy after lockdown [Video]

Cardiff city centre very busy after lockdown

First Minister Mark Drakeford has said Cardiff city centre is being “wellmanaged” amid reports of busy shopping centres and queues outside stores. TheWelsh Government has not “ruled out” taking targeted local action followingthe conclusion of Wales’ 17-day firebreak lockdown, Mr Drakeford has said.

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British and Irish Lions to play on home turf 2021 [Video]

British and Irish Lions to play on home turf 2021

It is official, the British and Irish Lions will play in a curtain-raiser Testmatch against Japan in Scotland's own Murrayfield stadium next summer, on June26. It will be the first time the Lions have played at home since drawing25-25 with Argentina in Cardiff 15 years ago. The Lions have never previouslyplayed in Scotland, so it is sure to be an exciting moment for fans. Managingdirector Ben Calveley hopes supporters will be able to be present given thecurrent restrictions.

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